Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 billion to settle U.S. criminal charges that it lied to safety regulators and the public as it tried to cover up deadly accelerator defects.
A study conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice examines the root causes of sexual abuse committed by members of the Catholic clergy, debunking celibacy and homosexuality as causes while glossing over the church's failure to humanely address the crisis. (more)
On June 9, 2006, three inmates at the US military's prison camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba -- 37-year-old Yemeni Salah Ahmed Al-Salami and two Saudis, 30-year-old Mani Shaman Al-Utaybi and 22-year-old Yasser Talal Al-Zahrani -- died, supposedly by hanging themselves in their cells However, the official account has now been challenged (continued) .
A CIA sex scandal, or, more precisely, allegations that a CIA agent raped two Algerian women, has raised questions in Congress about how the agency polices itself. Oddly, discussions of the controversy have failed to emphasize another significant "oops" moment in CIA operations regarding corruption and the need for oversight: torture.
Four years after Pat Tillman's death by friendly fire in Afghanistan, his mother, Mary Tillman, is still asking questions -- primarily about the U.S. government's initial cover-up of the details of Pat's death and about how far up the chain of command the deception extended. Here, New York Times sports writer George Vecsey praises Mary Tillman and her new memoir, "Boots on the Ground by Dusk: My Tribute to Pat Tillman."
Nearly three and a half years after Pat Tillman's death, the Army has issued a formal mea culpa to his family, admitting through Secretary of the Army Pete Geren on Tuesday that his family's grief "was compounded by the failing of his Army" with respect to its duty to inform families quickly and thoroughly about their losses.
The Tillman family and members of Congress expressed disappointment at the story presented by the Pentagon on Monday during a briefing regarding the investigations into the death of Pat Tillman and the subsequent military cover-up. Read details of the report here.
Last week's leak that nine officers will be implicated in the cover-up of the circumstances of Pat Tillman's death unleashed yet another wave of commentary and speculation about the nature of his patriotism and service. Stan Goff takes on one particularly ferocious vulture in order to defend Tillman's memory.